How to Handle Neighbors Who Worm Their Way into Your Pool

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Help! I think some neighbors are just being friendly to me so I'll invite them over to use my swimming pool. They're never nice to me in the winter. How should I handle this? It's making me crazy....more
Carla Fabregas heh!more

Sunday Confessions: Never Again

This is a post that I wrote for the Sunday Confessions link-up with Ash at www.morethancheeseandbeer.comThe other day, I decided to check out my Facebook timeline from a few years back.  Usually, I find something that sparks a fond memory when I do this.  This Facebook creeping on myself incident did not exactly bring up a fond memory, but it certainly did bring up a weird one.  ...more

10 Ways To Bug Your Neighbour

Assuming I'm your neighbour!...more

Be Careful What You Wish For: All The Neighbor Kids Play at Our House

From where I sit, I can hear the chatter of a half a dozen little voices. Our house is the unofficial hangout of the neighborhood kids. A few years ago when I required that the kids play at my house, I didn't know what what I was getting into. At the time I required it because the neighborhood kids were older and had freedoms that bordered on unsafe. When they were younger, I figured that if they played here, I could keep an eye on my kids and temporarily prevent any danger or mischief the other kids could get into in the meantime....more
I am the neighborhood mama!!! It is even to the point that some of the kids call me mom and i ...more

When the Neighbors Smoke Pot

My younger brother lives in Marin County in California. It's not the best of neighborhoods, but he and his wife do the best they can to see to it that their two girls have what they need. She works for the county, and he is a maintenance worker at the apartment complex where they live. In addition to his own children, my brother took in our 17-year-old nephew recently. That's another long story, but the short of it is that his parents haven't really their job, and so my brother stepped up and took over....more
Hello, I find myself in a similar situation to your brother. I live next to two sets of pot ...more

The Leaning Sukkah of Flores

Today on I am going to walk you through what happens when the Flores Family attempts to make this for the first time: ...more

A Conversation with the Thistle Lady

Do you have that neighbor when you see marching across the lawn you jump and hide behind the tree? I have the Thistle Lady.  She has been a growing thorne in my side and there is no escape! Help! If you have any advice - it would be greatly appreciated!   A Convesation with the Thistle Lady

Being Held Liable For Being Neighborly

The neighbor kids keep coming over and driving us crazy and I'm not sure what to do about it. ...more

Neighborhood Code

It is hard for me to imagine a life without neighbors. From since I can remember, I have lived in a subdivision - cookie cutter houses with people close enough to catch your conversations on baby monitors.     What strikes me as interesting is people's lack of decency. Take, I don't know, my neighbor.     ...more